05 April 2011

Overheard In The Temple: A Short Play

Teacher: "It is our attachments to things that cause us anxiety and grief. We must lose our attachments if we want to find peace."

Student: "If that is so, Master, then perhaps I should lose my attachment to God. Only then will I cease being anxious over wondering if He really loves me."

Teacher: (stunned silence)

Student: (blows out candle; exits)

8 comments:

  1. Never happen - the Master would immediately tell the Student that God does, indeed, love him and that is that.

    Jan

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  2. Clapping. Totally worth the price of admission.

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  3. ummm wait a minute, I think you have just blown the cover on about 8,000 years of religious dogma....

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  4. this doesn't work for me, in that, the Teacher is speaking in Zen, but the Student is talking in Christianity. Buddhists don't believe in a "God" and certainly a "God" that would personal "love" someone.

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  5. ? is not does God love you. ? is do you love God.

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  6. Hmm. A lot here to think about....mostly hypocrisy.

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"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."


-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...